Hematology: Basics
Hematology: Basics

Hematology: Basics

by Paul Moss, PhD, OBE, FMed, FRCPath

Hematology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of disorders affecting the cellular components of blood. These include disorders of the erythrocytes (red blood cells), such as all types of anemia; disorders of the platelets, such thrombophilia; and disorders of the leukocytes (white blood cells), such as leukemia and lymphoma. The field is closely related to cancer research. In fact, the subspecialty dedicated to treating neoplastic disorders of the blood is called hematology-oncology.

For this course, the medical student needs to be familiar with the basic physiology of hematopoiesis, especially the steps taken within the bone marrow to produce functioning blood components.

Assessment of a patient’s hematological profile occurs every day in clinical practice by examining a simple complete blood count (CBC). A competent physician must primarily be a very acute clinician in order to catch from the patient’s history and physical examination the key characteristics of blood disorders (e.g., tiredness and generalized pallor in anemia). Additionally, they must be proficient at interpreting blood values in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s status.

Hematological disorders are commonly seen in routine practice, from women with anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding to teenagers with B symptoms due to leukemia.

Course Details

  • Videos 15
  • Duration 1:54 h
  • Quiz questions 78
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Hematology: Basics

 Paul Moss, PhD, OBE, FMed, FRCPath

Paul Moss, PhD, OBE, FMed, FRCPath

Dr. Paul Moss is Professor of Hematology within the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Deputy Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
He studied Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge and was a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. During the coronavirus pandemic, he has been leading the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC).
Dr. Moss makes substantial contributions to teaching both within the University of Birmingham and beyond.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Hematology.

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By AMANDA ISABEL A. on 01. December 2023 for Function – Blood Cells

me encanta!!! es facilisimo aprender aqui y resolver mis dudas

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By Pamela B. on 18. March 2021 for Hematology: Basics

Helped understanding how to interpret lab results to form a diagnosis

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By sidra M. on 29. October 2019 for Hematology: Basics

Pros: Good INTRO to the subject, concise, good lecturer & style of teaching Cons: Some of the lecture topics are re done in the 'advanced' section or with Carlo Raj & its annoying because I personally want one high yield-well structured lecture for one topic- i dont want to have to go look for other lectures on the same topic to feel like Ive finally covered it or know enough

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